Treating Sleep Apnea Using Dentistry
Sleep apnea causes you to lose your breathe while sleeping and can last for a few seconds to a whole minute. Although anyone can suffer from the condition, it is mostly associated with overweight people as the excessive fat interferes with air passages. Dr. Avi Weisfogel is one of the renowned sleep apnea professional who uses dentistry to treat sleep disorders.
When Dr. Avi joined the dentistry industry, he believed he could turn possibilities into realities. When he started practice, he interacted with sleep deprived patients. This made him look for ways he could use dentistry to treat sleep apnea and due to his strong desire to find a solution, he found a remedy.
Formation of Dental Sleep Masters
In his quest to find a solution to sleep apnea, Dr. Weisfogel founded the Dental Sleep Master’s Program. He used the platform to design sleep appliances that would help offer relief to sleep depreciated patients. Initially, the program specialized in oral therapies where patient would be oral prescriptions to support their jaws when they slept. There was also special wear that prevented breathe loss while sleeping. He used the platform to design tailored solutions such that patients would be treated depending on the cause of sleep apnea.
Dr. Weisfogel Education Background
Dr. Avi has always been a hard worker and that helped him earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Physiology from Rutgers University. He later advanced his education to become a Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University.
Instead of seeking employment, Dr. Avi started his own medical clinic, Old Bridge Dental Care which won two dental awards for two years in a row. It is during his practice here that he started encountering sleep patients. In 2012, he formed Owner Unlimited Sleep Patients, a think tank where dental professionals and other sleep experts could share ideas on how to treat sleep related problems. Dr. Avi believes that the sky is the limit and continues capture all opportunities that help expand his career.